Fish Report North

October 19, 2015


Coronado Islands

Watch out for the dive boats at Pukey Point. They are trying to shoot one of the wahoo that are living on the spot. They appear to be boat-shy however as we don’t have any word of anyone catching or spearing one.

Yellowtail are around — mostly the smaller variety 10 pounds or under — try the South Kelp Ridge, Middle Grounds, Ribbon Kelp and South Kelp. The Rockpile is said to have some green, cold water now.

Farther outside there are striped marlin, dorado and small yellowfin being caught beneath floating kelp.


There’s almost nothing going on this week because of changing conditions. After several hours offshore, boats found big swells, lower water temperatures and no fish and elected to return to inner bank for limits of bottom fish.

Up at Salsipuedes several boats caught yellowtail as well as bottom fish. Hopefully when the weather settles down, the offshore action will improve for the fleet.

San Quintin

Inshore a good grade of yellowtail plus some quality white seabass have been feeding on the surface in shallow water. The bottom fish are a good go-to if the action slows.

Cranky seas have kept most of the boats close to shore. Some yachts passing by on their way south have reported steady yellowfin and wahoo bites plus an occasional marlin bite.

Bahia de Los Angeles

Weather remains hot with little wind. Live bait is spotty and catching is not always a slam dunk; it is wise to bring fresh or frozen bait to be on the safe side. Yellowtail continue to be the crowd pleaser around the islands along with some grouper and cabrilla. Another bonus was a small roosterfish caught recently on a lure.

Cedros Island

In the home stretch, the end of the season has been remarkable with so many firsts thanks to “El Nino.” Still a few dorado and wahoo, along with a billfish or two, showing up along with the standard fare of monster yellowtail and calico bass.